Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Just Natural Organic Care Giveaway

Welcome to the Just Natural Organic Care Giveaway!

*~ 3 products of your choice! ~*

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Just Natural Organic Care

Just_natural_productsAs a society, we are seemingly more worried about what we put into our bodies – you see a bigger push for stores and even restaurants to offer organic, all-natural and gluten-free foods, but I wonder, does that same desire for chemical-free living extend to our body care products as well?  Pick up any bottle of “mainstream” shampoo and you may find yourself face to face with a list of ingredients that you cannot pronounce, or that contain harsh agents such as parabens, alcohol, and sulfates, just to name a few.  If we demand all-natural products for the inside, we should do the same for the outside!  Just Natural Organic Care offers a full line of hair and skin products made from organic ingredients, as well as being free of sulfates, parabens, alcohol and gluten!  In addition to that, they are also vegan and cruelty-free!  Krista over at Savory Savings had the chance to try out Just Natural Organic Care’s psoriasis line of haircare products including the shampoo, conditioner, vinegar rinse and body soap!  Be sure to check out her full review as she shares about softer hair and an itch-free scalp for the whole family!
Would you like to win three products of your choice from Just Natural Organic Care?  Enter with the Giveaway Tool below!  This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18 and older.  The giveaway will run from November 13, 2013 through November 27, 2013 at 11 PM CST.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lipgarb Gloss Giveaway 11/11/13 - 11/25/13

Welcome to the lipgarb gloss giveaway!

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: lipgarb

Lipgarb_photoGoing out often involves dark rooms – either in dimly lit restaurants, dark bars and clubs or dark theaters.  When you need to reapply your lipgloss, or check your makeup in one of these places, or in the car at night, you either have to track down a public restroom or worse, wing it in the dark and hope for the best!  There is a new lipgloss out there to help with this!  With a built in light and mirror, lipgarb gloss is your girl’s night out new best friend!  These vibrant glosses come in a multitude of colors, apply evenly and are not sticky. Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review two of the fun colors and even shares how lipgarb is committed to being green by packaging their products literally in the garbage of others!  Be sure to read her full review and get the scoop!
Would you like to win two lipgarb glosses to enhance your night out?  Enter to win with the giveaway tool below!  This giveaway is open to US residents only and will run from November 11, 2013 through November 25, 2013.   The winner will receive two lipgarb glosses in the colors of their choice.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Event! Dec. 26th - Jan. 7th.

Mark your calendars for December 26th, 2013 - Jan. 7th, 2014 for the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway sponsored by Conversations with Carolyn and additional sponsors!   Gifts that will be presented each day vary from children-adult-animal gifts and more!

If you would like to be a sponsor in this event, please write to  and write "12 Days of Christmas Giveaway" in the topic and then please tell me about $10.00 gift sponsorship.  Thank you!  More information and forms coming soon.

If the 12 spots are not filled by Dec. 1, 2013 then this event will be cancelled.  Thanks.

Personalized I SEE ME Lunchbox Giveaway! ends 11/30/13

Welcome to the I See Me! Personalized Lunch Box Giveaway!

I am thrilled to be able to bring you another awesome giveaway for the #LiaHChristmas event! I See Me! has been putting smiles on children's faces since May 2000 with their personalized products that not only educate but entertain our children.
Their goal is to produce educational books that teach young children how to recognize letters and spell their names, in addition to building their self-esteem through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child! I See Me! books are popular among celebrities including Courtney Cox, Brooke Shields and Jessica Alba. I had the opportunity a little while back to review the I See Me! personalized puzzle with my youngest son, Tre. He loves sports, loves puzzles, so I was thrilled to be able to get him the new Kick, Score, Run! personalized puzzle. You can read our review here. What I love about the I See Me! products is that you can bundle products with the same theme, or purchase a gift set. My son, for instance, is a sports fan. He loved the puzzle, and I could purchase him a matching lunch box as well as a placemat!
A lot of the products also have matching books, making this an excellent gift to give that special little person in your life! I remember the first time I received a coordinated gift set from my nana - it was a complete desk set. Desk pad, pencil holder, clip holder, calendar, paper pad, and a matching pen with a stand. I thought I was the luckiest girl in the world! Want to be informed whenever a new product is added to the store, or an awesome discount promotion is upcoming? Sign up to receive them right here! You can find all of the I See Me! products on their Pinterest boards, or follow along for updates on Twitter and Facebook!
On with the giveaway! This giveaway will run from 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, November 10 through 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 30. Open to residents of the continental United States, ages 18 and older. Winner will have the option of choosing from all of the personalized lunch boxes available here.
Good luck to all!

 Disclosure: Life in a House of Testosterone organized this event. I received no compensation for promoting this event. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or those stated in this post. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Google+, Twitter or Pinterest. Prize shipment will be coordinated by Life in a House of Testosterone and the sponsor of this event.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy 91st birthday in heaven Mom! Giveaway! ends 11/9/13

Hi!  Check out the names UNDER the photos!
One of Mom's Mother's Days in the nursing home.
Hi everyone!  Meet my Mother In Law (God rest her 91st year old soul!)   For her birthday I am going to have a party.  Here at home we are making cupcakes and burgers (a new recipe from my husband) and I will add the recipes here.

I will also have a USA only giveaway!  The giveaway is a neon charm bracelet that I gave to my Mother In Law (not this one but another one that is the same) and she wore off/on with this bracelet in the picture that I gave to her.

Winner:  Theresa Johnson!

All you have to do to enter is COMMENT on this blog about the things (name more than one please) that you like to do to celebrate birthdays!   If this works out well to start, come back throughout the day and I'll add some more gifts!  Winners will be announced on Monday.  USA only Giveaway ends tonight at 11:00pm ET.  Have fun!  Keep coming back and adding as many comments as you wish.  Comments drawn via  Thank you!


WINNER:  Amanda Lawson!


Winner:  Jessica Whitehouse!

I'm including something that I'm making today for my husband and myself to enjoy for the birthday so that you can enjoy it too if you LOVE RED VELVET CUPCAKES!

Red Velvet Latte
Pop Sugar

Red Velvet Latte


2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 cup cold-brewed coffee
Whipped cream, for garnish
Red sugar sprinkles, for garnish


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the milk to a simmer. Remove from heat, and mix in the chocolate chips and red food coloring until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of coffee to each mug. Divide warmed chocolate milk over coffee. Finish with whipped cream and red sprinkles.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Freebies 11/8/13

and other bargains!

To be entered into the contest all you need to do is COMMENT HERE on this blog entry with a Friday Freebie offer (or one that is good all weekend, or any other bargain that is for today and even into the weekend!)

The winner will be chosen by and that person will win either something from my stash of AVON or SCENTSY.  I won't tell how that is determined until the winner is announced in email.

Two things that determine if you are the winner:

1.  You belong to my fan group, CHATTING WITH CAROLYN.
2.  That you send your email address to me in private on my group, CHATTING WITH CAROLYN.

Please have ALL of your comments entered here by tonight, 8pm PT (11pm ET) Fri. 11/8/13.  Please be available to answer your email notification of the win (if it is you) by Sunday night, 11/10/13  8pm PT (11pm ET). 

Eczema Healing Set Giveaway ends 11/22/13

Welcome to the Eczema Healing Set Giveaway!

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: The Eczema Company


What is eczema?   Eczema is a chronic skin condition in which the skin becomes itchy, reddened, cracked and dry. Approximately 30% of all skin-related GP visits in Western Europe result in a diagnosis of atopic eczema. It affects both males and females equally, as well as people from different ethnic backgrounds. Most GPs (general practitioners, primary care physicians) in Western Europe, North America and Australia say the number of people diagnosed each year with eczema is has been rising in recent years.

With dry skin and eczema running high during the winter months, it is important to take good care of your skin.  This is even more so, for those with moderate to severe eczema that flares easily.  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to check out The Eczema Company - your new one stop shop for all things itchy skin related!  She reviewed the "On The Spot" eczema stick balm and loved how easy it was to apply (even kids can do it!) and that it was not greasy!  This product is great for chapped cheeks from wind, dry/cracked knees and elbows and little patches of stubborn dry skin.  Be sure to check out the full review on Savory Savings!

If you would like to protect your skin from becoming dry and itchy, or would like to heal it, check out this Eczema Healing Set giveaway!  Valued at nearly $40 this set includes On The Spot, a honey skin cream and an olive oil soap!  This would make a beautiful gift or fantastic addition to your daily beauty routine to ensure healthy and smooth skin.  If you would like to enter to win, use the Giveaway Tool below.  This giveaway is open to US residents only, ages 18 and older.  The giveaway will run from November 8, 2013 through November 22, 2013 at 11 PM CST.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Why THANKFUL Thursday?  Actually everyday should be thankful.  But at this time of year we have amazing amounts of people who disregard what Thanksgiving means and they turn to athletic games on tv for their focus and stuffing as much food into themselves as possible and napping.  So...  I am here to join forces with THOSE who wish to be thankful and not focus on out the other distractions of the day.

When I grew up Thanksgiving meant a ton of stress (as did any holiday in my home) because my mom is a ball of stress and she is finally retired now and living the leisure life although she's still doing more than she should.  I pray for her and love her. 

My cousins would come over and any amount of visitors for the day was expected.  My sister and I would try to keep up in the kitchen for the demands of the meal.  We set a lovely table every year.  And as usual, we would stuff ourselves full of the good food that everyone contributed to the meal.

And then my cousins and my sister and  I would play and the adults would talk and have fun.   There was no alcohol in the home but you would swear that they were drinking and having the best time.  I'm glad that they could have the best time every without the need of alcohol!

In my married life, my mother in law (God rest her soul as of 2/15/13) would take her husband and my husband and I out to dinner.  We would then go back to her place and talk over the tv that her husband would blast.  Finally I got tired of that kind of Thanksgiving and took the meal and talking to my home.  Things were quiet and the tv was on for Bill but much lower than he listened to it.

Life moves on and my mother in law develops cancer of the colon and has surgery and all the chemo and then we have to place her in the nursing home on Hospice and her "husband" (they just lived together forever!) moved to a care unit near his son here in California.

So we then had wonderful Thanksgiving meals with my mother in law and enjoyed peace and quiet of the day and really treated the times we always had together as very thankful people!  We were thankful year round and did things (such as Random Acts of Kindness) and baked and cooked food for the staff at the nursing home and started our outreach to the "women's and children's crisis shelter" of which will not be named due to privacy. 

So today I am thankful for life given to me by God.  Thankful for each day that He gives me to live for Him.  I pray that my days will better reflect His love for all and that I will be all that He wants me to be.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

TEA Giveaway!

Isn't tea and holiday a perfect combination? With cold winter days and nights, wouldn't you love to spend it by drinking a hot cup of aromatic and flavorful teas?! This is why we together with BloggieAway collaborated with Mighty Leaf Tea to give one lucky reader a FREE Master Tea Pouch Sampler.

Mighty Leaf Tea Giveaway

Mighty Leaf Tea is a family-owned company created by husband-and-wife team Gary Shinner and Jill Portman, who turned into reality their dream of infusing new life into the ancient indulgence of tea. All ingredients in their tea blends are carefully chosen and are all natural. Including hand-picked whole leaf tea, blossoms, herbs, fruits, and spices. Their tea's vibrant leaves and blossoms are too big for ordinary tea bags, so they have designed their own silken, artisan Tea Pouches™. Hand-stitch them with unbleached cotton, without using glue or staples.Their tea pouches are the largest that you will ever see!

Master Tea Pouch Sampler

The Prize: One Master Tea Pouch Sampler worth $59.95. This package contains an assortment of 108 tea pouches and blends that includes:

  • Green Teas: Organic Spring Jasmine (10), Green Tea Tropical (9), Organic Green Dragon(10)
  • White Teas: White Orchard (10)
  • Black Teas: Organic Darjeeling Estate (10), Organic Earl Grey (10), Orange Dulce (10)
  • Herbal Teas: Organic African Nectar w/ Rooibos (10), Organic Detox (10), Chamomile Citrus (9), and Rainforest Maté (10).

TEAs is really the season to be jolly with Mighty Leaf Tea! Because other than the Master Tea Pouch Sampler that they are graciously giving away, They are also providing everyone a 15% OFF coupon to everyone. Just Sign-Up to their Email Newsletter to receive the coupon code! This is a great deal if you are planning to give teas this coming holiday and you should because Mighty Leaf Tea has a wide range of great yet low-cost Gift Ideas prepared for you this holiday! See it here. Plus! Did you know that in every purchase, you can get a FREE 2 Tea Samples?!

Join this giveaway via the rafflecopter below and be the lucky winner of this Master Tea Pouch Sampler! This giveaway will run from November 6 to November 27, 2013. Open to US residents only, ages 18+. Good luck!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Fromm Four-Star Nutritionals Grain-Free Lamb with Cranberry Recipe Dog Treats REVIEW

photo credit: Fromm
During the month of October, 2013 I had the opportunity to review the Fromm Four-Star Nutrtitionals Grain-Free Lamb with Cranberry Recipe Dog Treats.   This was my dog's, Sandie, first time having any of their products.  This was a 5-star rating out of 5 and we will order these for the shelter dogs that we give to.  They eat healthy dog food and this just enhances their diet.   
We love that they are  healthy, gourmet-kitchen inspired treats made with oven broasted lamb, cranberries, apples, veggies, and parsley. We give apples and cranberries in a treat we make and they give a big antioxidant boost, and beets and other fresh veggies help absorb all of the nutrients these grain-free treats have.
We don't use a grain-free diet with Sandie at this time.  But we do make our own dog treats that are grain-free and these are on the same quality level as the ones that we make for her.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

HOW MANY OF YOU are looking for good tips that help you when you need to drink more water?  I'm not talking about the water in coffee or tea (and not that soda pop of course!)   I'm doing this too, not just telling you to do it.

Cinnamon and Apples are a natural metabolism booster and this will be a great drink to help you detoxify! I'll start the talk about detoxifying but you should then go to a certified nutritionist (not someone who is selling a diet) and learn more and ALWAYS under the care of your doctor.  

Oh also did you know eating one apple is like having one cup of coffee so this drink gives you tons of energy also! (I'm not telling you to quit drinking coffee, I'm just suggesting THIS as your first drink of the morning and then maybe drink 1 cup of coffee and then another cup of this!)  Then walk.   I start with 10 mins a day, with few stops (like walking your dog).  This is DAY ONE, Morning.  Then continue with a good natural diet such as The Dash Diet.  In the days ahead I'll talk with you about The Dash Diet

And I think now is a good time to shed some weight before that Thanksgiving Meal (we all know we eat too well!)

Cinnamon and Apple Drink
Here’s what you’ll need…..

2 apples- whatever kind you like
2 cinnamon sticks (don't shake cinnamon into your water, you
    need to use sticks)
1 large water pitcher or jug

Slice up your apples and place them in a jug with 2 of the sticks. Fill up to the top with water. Let infuse over night. You can also try boiling the apple and cinnamon before putting it in your water infuser or jug, it really releases the flavor more, then just add it to ice! This will also move up the process if you forgot to do it at night and want to have that day.

You can refill with water 3-4 times before throwing out the apple and cinnamon sticks and starting over. Drink a whole jug or pitcher a day! Spread this out over the day. Enjoy!

For your study: 


YOU SHOULD START ALL "diets" under the direct supervision of your Doctor.  

Disclaimer:  I am sharing advice based on what I can do for myself under the direction of my Dr.  All that I'm sharing here is how to drink more water and make it tasty and good for you!  I am not held responsible for any way that you use my words of advice. Nor is the Internet!

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Skinny Pop Giveaway
Sponsored by: Skinny Pop

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You can read Little Angel on a Mission's review on the Skinny Pop she received here.
If you love popcorn this giveaway is for you!
Skinny Pop is offering ONE case of popcorn to one lucky reader!
This giveaway starts on 11/02/13 and is open to US residents. 18+
Fill out the Giveaway Tool below to enter to win.
Good luck to everyone!

Little Angel on a Mission and all participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is not associated with any social media outlet. 



Here at Conversations with Carolyn, we are so happy to bring this wonderful Home for the Holidays GIVEAWAY to you as I am so thrilled throughout the year to continue to learn from them and more from these dedicated men and women! 

We are so excited to bring you this year's Home for the Holidays Event! We have a ton of great prizes up for grabs and more than 60 of you will walk away winners!!   

This awesome event is hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and So Cal Coupon Mommy and co-hosted by Java John Z,  Giveaway Bandit Capri's Coupons, Mom N' Daughter Savings, Family Travel & Leisure, Tiny Tidbits of a Diva, Mom at 40 and Live, Love...Travel We have a fantastic group of sponsors for this event! There are 50 companies represented here and 60 of you are going to be walking away with a prize!!  So, who are these companies you might ask, so let me tell you who they are and what prizes are up for grabs!  We have:
I've never, personally, seen an actual $500 bill, but Shopping is giving a lucky winner $500 in Super points which will buy them $500 worth of GOODIES from Shopping!!! 
We've tried to keep entry as simple as possible for you, just follow the instructions on the entry tools.  All entries will be checked and verified. Good luck!! 
**Right now, we would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for the upcoming Thanksgiving Charity Event. We will be able to supply full Thanksgiving meals for 12 families thanks to Jennie O who is providing turkeys, Lindsay Olives who is providing choice of canned or bottled olives, my local Bi-lo that provided a $50 Gift card, and GoWallet who provided us with twelve $50 Applebees Gift Cards. You can go ahead and sign up for GoWallet if you'd like a head start for that event. This event will begin on November 9th and will be located here.
**Bloggers that want to sign up to participate in this charity event can sign up here.** 
Home for the Holidays **Disclosure: Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews is not responsible for prizes fulfillment. If you have any question please send an email to All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks you can collect the entries, but if the winner task is a task you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen.
The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US, 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. **

Friday, November 1, 2013

WINNERS of Chatting with Carolyn Fan Page Contests and GIveaways

The Winner of the Poetry Contest is:  Carie Krajca-Hopkins

The Winners of the Nail Contest are:

        Beginner Level:  JILL COLLINS   (pictures and instructions are coming to a new blog post Monday or Tuesday)
        Intermediate Level:  JUSHEAN LOO  (same with the
          pictures and instructions)
        Advanced Level:  MONICA RUSSO   (same with the
          pictures and instructions)

No one entered the Pumpkin Non Carving Contest which is a real shame because there's a good prize not going to anyone.

THE WINNERS OF THE 500 FAN GIVEAWAY  are being  announced as soon as the winners and I make contact.  Please check back for our verified winners!  We have one more to check in. 


ps...  we are mentioning it here and not on the fan page, but COMMENTS (like congrats to the winners are ENCOURAGED)!
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